The WDA has spent many years working to improve the state’s dental Medicaid program. However, dental patients enrolled in the state insurance programs (e.g., MA, BadgerCare, BadgerCare Plus) have the greatest influence in helping legislators understand the difficulty in accessing dental care.
Residents need to voice their frustrations and complaints to their state Senate and Assembly representatives (see contact information under “Who Are My Legislators?” section below) and Department of Health Services, which administers the MA programs.
How to effectively communicate with legislators
Elected officials want and need to hear from their constituents. Here are some tips for effective phone, written and email communications:
Sample letter templates
Many BadgerCare Plus recipients are confused and frustrated by the program. If you are one of these patients, tell your local state representative(s).
The WDA has developed letter templates for you to customize and send to your legislator(s) as another way to explain how a system that was supposed to help all Wisconsin residents has, in some instances, actually hindered their ability to access care.
All letters are in Microsoft Word format for easy customizing and editing.
Who are my legislators?
Click on the following link and enter your voting address to find contact information for your state and federal legislators: